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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Bad Skin Issue, Help Please! Pics included!

Ive noticed this from Max this week, and it's only on his back and little bit on the neck he has developed some sort of skin issue and it feels very rough, bumpy, and has scabs. I already have an appointment setup for him tomorrow but wanted to get some info prior! He is 7 months, has always been on Blue Buffalo wilderness for puppies, and he is an indoor dog mainly, only outside for a couple hours when im at school. He has all his shots and has been on flea/hw prevention for 3 months any info would be greatly appreciated!



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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 03:45 PM
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It looks like a skin infection. Bart had something that looked like that, they did a skin scrap and determined it was an infection. I'm sure your vet will test it to confirm.

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The flea/hw, prevention, is it topical...is this the application spots?

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The flea/hw, prevention, is it topical...is this the application spots?
actually its just a pill form that is given once a month
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Can you post a picture that shows your boys overall coat condition? Just a regular pic.
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Can you post a picture that shows your boys overall coat condition? Just a regular pic.
like this? it was taken earlier today

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Yes, thank you. Overall he looks good.

It looks yeasty/fungal....but the source I'm not sure. Is he itchy?
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Look up Candida yeast overgrowth and dogs. When I have a candida yeast overgrowth, I get sores on my scalp. Still take him to the vet, but look that up as well. I just read an article that this seems to be a major reason for many skin issues in dogs. And you can buy the herbal detox at any health food store.




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thank you for the info and as long as I can get a treatment everything will be ok I hope.
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Yes, thank you. Overall he looks good.

It looks yeasty/fungal....but the source I'm not sure. Is he itchy?
oh and to answer your question he is somewhat itchy but not really that much. It never seems to bother him really
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